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OpenEnterpriseTrends: IBM: Open Java Process Isn't Open Code

Mar 15, 2004, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Vance McCarthy)

"'The JCP is inching toward something, little by little, by little by little,' Dr. Bob Sutor, IBM's director of Websphere infrastructure told OET late this week. 'What we're trying to do is talk about the real fundamental end point here. Java is 8 or 9 years old now; it's mature. Now, we want to discuss with Sun about how we can move to a point where there is an official Open Source Java implementation [of Java]. IBM sent Sun a letter last month asking for a 1-on-1 meeting to discuss a roadmap for opening up Java code...'

"Sutor told OET that IBM 'fully supports' the standards work done by the JCP, but insisted there's a broader objective at stake--notably, the creation of a fully Open Source Java implementation..."

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